Date Released: August 7, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 309 pages
Source: For Review from St. Martin's Press
Series: (Watersong #1)
Wake was one book I had to pick up since I loved Amanda Hocking's Trylle series! Wake was definitely way better and was a fresh, exciting, and enticing take on mermaids and sirens in YA! I was completely hooked by Wake and was enthralled at the world Amanda Hocking created!
Amanda Hocking definitely kicks up her writing and plot lines in Wake! Gemma and Harper, both live in a beach esque neighborhood filled with the docks, the ocean, and the water. There also happens the be three new girls in town: Penn, Lexi, and Thea that Gemma and Harper know they shouldn't mess with. Now you thinking..wow can this get cliche a bit? Amanda Hocking adds a twist and her characters and I knew I was in for a great series. The characters had life to them and a spunk that I loved. I do want growth with the cast in the next book, but I was blown away on how far ahead this book was compared to the Trylle series. The dual perspective with Gemma and Harper worked wonders for the book. I loved seeing how each sister had their own personality. The characters make the Wake come enthralling!
|I was so expecting this...*truth face*|
Wake also had a few things I didn't like such as a character driven book and the concept needed work. Wake could have been taken into a deeper approach and needed to be developed a bit more. The good thing was that it wasn't romance driven! YES YES YES! I know! I didn't get that from reading the book, it was more of depth that could have been developed more in the next book! Overall, Wake is a book I loved and I'm already reading Lullaby right now! Pick it up if you want a new start to a promising series, and I'm sure you'll pick up any of her books soon!
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